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Old 06-21-2024, 10:38 AM   #1
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2005 Jayco Greyhawk 29GS: Jammed Electric Steps

Hi all -


I have a 2005 Jayco Greyhawk 29GS. It's been a good girl overall - and she's operated with no difficulties. Most issues have been solved with "owner education"...however...


The steps have never "tucked up" properly. This has meant that when I get her running, I go out, open and close the door, then gently "help" the steps to retract. Well - the other day - I think I overdid it and pushed too hard. Now, they are stuck in the "up" position and I can't get them to come down - one way or another.


I don't want to try and "brute force" it - but it seems jammed pretty soundly - and it makes no electrical or whirring noise when the door opens and closes. I think this is mechanical not electrical...


Anyone faced this before??? Any ideas of how to get them free without destroying them - or their electrical underpinnings?


Thanks in advance - and hope you are all well and staying cool...
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Do you keep them well lubed? All the pivot points and the arm on the motor.
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Don't know what brand steps you have. If they are Kwikee, the motor arm connects to the step linkage with a pin. You can remove the cotter pin and then drive out the linkage pin with a punch. This can be accessed from in front of the steps, no need to crawl underneath. The steps will then be free to move.

There is an adjustment for these steps for the stored position.

See the following post for info on the Kwikee steps.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ems-98780.html

Good luck.
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Don't know what brand steps you have. If they are Kwikee, the motor arm connects to the step linkage with a pin. You can remove the cotter pin and then drive out the linkage pin with a punch. This can be accessed from in front of the steps, no need to crawl underneath. The steps will then be free to move.

There is an adjustment for these steps for the stored position.

See the following post for info on the Kwikee steps.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ems-98780.html

Good luck.
Before you buy another motor, try this. once you remove the motor, take the motor apart, it's not difficult. Careful don't let the brushes get away. Pull out the armature. lightly sand the edges of the brushes, the armature, and the interior of the windings. Reassemble and button it up. I have done this three times and every time the motor started working. The windings etc get dirty over time and the motor just stops. The cleanup usually lasts a year or more. Try it it's cheaper than a new motor.
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